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have people recognize that when it comes to defense spending. some of the same people say we have to cut spending or complain that government jobs don't do anything, but when it comes to the defense contractor in their district, they think it is an important part of the economy in their district and that we should not stop spending on that. let's just make sure we're not spending on those other people. [no audio] my hope is that common sense prevails. that is always my preference. i think that would be the preference of the american people and it would be good for the economy. let me just repeat. if the issue is deficit reduction, getting our deficit sustainable over time, getting our debt in a sustainable place, then democrats and republicans in congress will have a partner in me. we could achieve that fairly quickly. we know what the numbers are and we know what needs to be done. we know what a balanced approach would take and we have done half of the deficit reduction we need to stabilize. there has probably been more pain and trauma in getting there than we needed. finishing t
and washington defense lawyer, bernie and ted. ted, i'm going to start with you. this woman says she has pediphobia and she's chosen the occupation of teaching. >> that's the question he, why would she choose the occupation of it teaching. it's real and it's-- ted, and-- >> i've got to get this out. i've got to get it out. what happened is this school district had this woman independently tested in 1997, found out that she did in fact suffer from this, and all of a sudden. >> greta: you know what we're going to have a screening on you, we're going to have a screening on you. >> hold on, guys, we get to 2009 and she goes to some of the parents, tell them about a course eliminated and as a result decided to send her back to the junior high school and she had been in the high school for 35 years. >> greta: help me. >> and a good ada claim. >> greta: i'm sitting next to him, almost like terrified, help he me. >> i forgot how much i missed ted, greta. that was a beauty. listen, it's just one of those times i had to make sure this wasn't the april fool's packet and i'm embarrassed to be a lawy
big defense cuts. lindsey graham's even saying, it's better than nothing. what do you say? do you think sequestration has to be avoided at all cost, or could it go into effect, forcing some sort of spending cuts and fiscal discipline? >> well, i think we can and we should continue to both reduce expenditures and add revenues in a balanced approach to debt reduction that should take several years. it took several years from 2000, where we had a surplus under president clinton to get to a deficit under president bush. so it will take some time. but i think sequestration is a blunt instrument. it doesn't allow the cabinet secretaries, not just the secretary of defense, but the secretary of every other agency, to make judicious judgments about which programs are higher priority. and we in the congress should be able to make those judgments ourselves, working with the administration. so i don't think it's the right instrument. i think the goal is appropriate, which is to reduce the deficit, do it in a balanced way, and recognize that there are some things that you can do up-front, quic
have already made to priorities other than medicare, medicaid, so security and defense mean that we spend on everything from education to public safety less as a share of the economy that has been true for a generation. that is not a recipe for growth. we have to do more to stabilize the finances over the medium and long-term, and also spur more growth in the short term. i have said i am hoping to making modest adjustments to programs like medicare to protect them for future generations. i also said we need more revenue for tax reform by closing loopholes for the wealthiest americans. if we combine a balanced package of savings from spending on health care and revenues from closing loopholes, we consult the deficit issue without sacrificing our investments in things like education that are going to help us grow. it turns out the american people agree with me. they listened to an entire year's debate over this issue, and they made a clear decision about the approach they prefer. they do not think it is fair to ask a senior to pay more for his or her health care or a scientist to shut
was going to win the heisman, man. >> he won every defensive award, best player on defense, second in the heisman, unheard of for a defensive player. and part of his story throughout the season was that in september of last year at the beginning of the season, his grandmother died, and then his girlfriend died within hours of each other. >> heartbreaking story. >> the reports range from an hour to a couple of days. >> you were watching and you cried. >> can i just say, my son, joey, said there's something wrong with this guy. he told me this months ago. >> joey is kind of wise. >> i was watching espn over the holidays. because alabama was on, the story. and they tell this story. and then i got a call the next morning. and it was like no, no, no! and i started tearing up. and i was like -- and then they showed him running onto the field. and i was, like, how did the guy do that the week after he found out that his grandmother and his girlfriend died, and then they went on to say he played for her the day they buried her, man. it was the most remarkable story. and i actually called j
, defense, his new chief of staff we think will be a white male. what do you think about the diversity in the cabinet looking forward. >> we're hoping by the time -- it's a bit like paint by numbers. you paint this section than section. we hope by the end, there's more women and people of color. obviously holder staying over in justice for now. we would like to see a black woman on the u.s. supreme court. there could be several who -- several vacancies this term. we have never had one. there are now several women on the court. people are saying finally we have a black woman on the supreme court. so. >> one of the many things on the to do list and wish list. ben jealous, president of the naacp. thank you for joining us today. >> great to see everyone here on the mall here celebrating this inaugural weekend. stay with us for our continuing coverage of this historical weekend, the second swearing in of president obama. when we come back, douglas brinkley, one of the nation's leading historians will talk about this moment and how to put it in perspective. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] som
Search Results 0 to 7 of about 8 (some duplicates have been removed)